The highlight games for this weekend’s action are BURNLEY versus ARSENAL and MAN CITY versus MANCHESTER UNITED. Our feature columnist, John Newsome previews these as well as all game-week 27 EPL matches with his unique and insightful commentary. You can view all previous analysis from John’s regular column here: English Premier League Predictions For Saturday.
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BURNLEY v ARSENAL
BT Sport 12.30 in England
Burnley gained a point on Wednesday from a draw against Leicester, by a 1-1 scoreline. After a mistake by a Foxes player, Matej Vydra pounced on the ball and fired past the Leicester ‘keeper to give the Clarets an early lead.
The Foxes equalised before the half-time whistle and with no further goals after the break, both teams shared the points.
As always, it is a point gained, not 2-points lost, that gives Sean’s Clarets 29, from the 27-fixtures played, 6-more than Fulham who occupy the final relegation place. It’s worth mentioning that Burnley have 3-points more than both Brighton and Newcastle, who both had the midweek off, so both have a game in hand over the Clarets.
All of the games in the Premier League, from start to finish, are tough so it’s a pointless exercise in saying, ‘So and so face them next and they play those’ etc.
Every team, just have to concentrate fully on their next opponents, not worry about anyone else and not look too far into the future. After the 38-games have been completed by all teams, the ones in the bottom-3 will be the ones who deserve to get relegated.
Arsenal got the midweek off following Sunday’s comfortable away-day victory at the King Power Stadium, defeating the Foxes by a 3-1 scoreline.
After conceding an early goal, Mikel’s Men kicked into life, with 2, 1st-half strikes from David Luiz and Alexandre Lacazette.
Nicolas Pepe added the 3rd, just after the restart, to give Arsenal a great win against a below-par Leicester side, beset by injuries.
The Gunners sit 10th in the table after the weekend and midweek fixtures, with 37-points from 26-games played.
Burnley gained a victory by a 1-0 scoreline at the Emirates back in December, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being credited with the goal as an own one.
Granit Xhaka was sent off early in the 2nd-half before Pierre-Emerick, unfortunately, turned the ball into his own net. This was Arsenal’s 4th-consecutive defeat at home in the same 19.15 Sunday night TV slot, following losses against Leicester, Aston Villa and Wolves, previous to the visit of the Clarets.
Bet 365 offer Burnley at 19/4, the draw at 3/1 and Odds On 3/5 for Arsenal to come away with all 3-points.
Bet 365 offer 3/1 that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Scores First and 13/8 that Arsenal Win To Nil.
SHEFFIELD UNITED v SOUTHAMPTON
Sky Sports 15.00 in England
Sheffield United have won a game of football. Yes, even the Blunts are stunned as another defeat was envisaged against Aston Villa on Wednesday (not by John Newsome, by the way, who predicted a victory for the Blades, by a 1-0 scoreline, in this EveryTip column).
After David McGoldrick scored Sheffield United’s solitary winning goal, in the 1st-half and the Blades held on for the famous victory, even being reduced to 10-men, with the bizarre sending off of the legend that is Phil Jagielka, the excited Blunts were socially distance, dancing in the streets of Sheffield, Swinton and surrounding areas.
The little Blunts were ecstatic and couldn’t believe their boys from Bramall Lane had won a game of football.
Happy Chris was happy, although no one could tell, as Mr Wilder has the expression of a bulldog chewing a wasp, for most of the week.
Despite the win, the Blades remain bottom of the Premier League, with 14-points, still 12-points from safety and still, heading for the Championship, although now won’t finish with the joint, least amount of points, for a relegated team, that is 11, achieved by Derby, back in the 2007/08 season.
James from Swinton nowhere near Bramall Lane was happy too and went straight down to the offy, to purchase a couple of bottles of fruit Kopparberg, only two minds, as pointed out last week, the little fella isn’t fully housetrained yet.
Jimbo sent his boss, the beautiful Danielle a message, saying, ‘Blades won, on the razz, won’t be in tomorrow!’
Dan was surprised by that as she had sacked the little Blunt months ago because he didn’t know one end of a Toyota from the other.
The lads not bothered, he was that happy, he put on his first footballing love’s shirt on, the Red of Barnsley FC and went dancing in his garden. Jimbo’s girlfriend had to go out and clip the lad round the ear, shouting, ‘Come inside you loon, you’ve got no pants on!’ James was just wearing the Barnsley shirt and nothing else! Silly Billy.
Southampton suffered their 3rd defeat in the last 4-Premier League fixtures on Monday Night Football, beaten at Goodison Park by a 1-0 scoreline.
The goal was conceded early so Wreck-It Ralph’s men did have enough time to get back into the game but couldn’t find a way past a resilient Toffees defence.
Southampton have 1-point from a possible 12, only scoring twice in the 4-winless games and sit in 14th-place with 30-points, from 26-fixtures.
That is 7-points more than Fulham in the final relegation place, however, the Saints do have Man City at the Etihad, after this fixture against the Blades and face Fulham at the latter end of the season, with just 3-games to play, so could get dragged into a relegation battle.
In the Game Week-12 fixture at St Mary’s, Southampton convincingly beat Sheffield United by a 3-0 scoreline.
Che Adams scored before the break to give the Saints a half-time lead. In the 2nd-half, Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond added the goals to give Wreck-It’s men the victory over Happy Chris.
Bet 365 offer Sheffield United at 13/5, the draw at 12/5 and 21/20 for Southampton to come away with all 3-points.
Bet 365 offer 11/4 that Billy Sharp Scores Anytime and 9/2 that Sheffield United Score in Both Halves.
ASTON VILLA v WOLVES
Sky Sports 17.30 in England
Jack Grealish was missing again in the midweek fixture against Sheffield United, at Bramall Lane on Wednesday, which resulted in a defeat by a 1-0 scoreline. That’s 2-defeats from the last 3-fixtures that Jack has missed, the other being a victory.
Villa did have a man advantage for the final 33-minutes against the Blades after United were reduced to 10-men but The Claret and Blues couldn’t break down a stubborn defence.
Dean Smith’s boys have 39-points and sit 9th in the table, however, still have a game in hand over the teams around them, having only completed 25, not the 26 and 27, that others have.
As mentioned on several occasions, it’s better to have the points on the board than games in hand, as Tottenham, for example, are now 3-points ahead of Villa, with a better goal difference, so although having played a game more, Spurs have the points on the board and will still be above Aston Villa, even if Dean’s Claret and Blues win that extra one.
Wolves were convincingly beaten at the Etihad, on Tuesday by a very good Man City team who will win the Premier League title this term, it’s just a matter of when not if. After conceding early, Nuno’s Gold and Black’s did pull a goal back to equalise through the unlikeliest of scorers that being Conor Coady.
Unfortunately, City, one of the fittest teams in the division, scored 3-more times to inflict the defeat on Wolves that leaves them 12th in the table, with 34-points from 27-fixtures completed, 5-less than today’s opponents, with 2-games more played.
Nuno Espírito Santo will feel his team are safe for another season but would like a few more points to ease the nerves of the faithful, both cardboard and real.
At Molineux, Anwar El-Ghazi scored in the 95th-minute to give Villa the victory by a single 1-0 scoreline.
That doesn’t tell the whole story, with the referee producing 11-Yellow Cards and 2-Red ones, the Red Cards as a result of a 2nd-Yellow for Villa’s Douglas Luiz and Wolves Joao Moutinho, who both had been booked earlier.
Bet 365 offer Aston Villa at 11/8, the draw at 23/10 and 2/1 for Wolves to come away with all 3-points.
Bet 365 offer 15/2 that Anwar El-Ghazi Scores First and 9/2 that Ruben Neves Scores Anytime.
BRIGHTON v LEICESTER
Sky Sports 20.00 in England
Brighton will feel the unluckiest of all the 20-teams in the Premier League, having dominated the last 2-games against Crystal Palace and West Brom but come away with absolutely nothing in the points column.
On Saturday against the Baggies, both Pascal Gross and Danny Welbeck missed penalties, either side of the break, after the Seagulls had conceded a West Brom goal. The missed spot-kicks proved costly, with Brighton suffering their 2nd-defeat in succession, with just 2-points accrued from a possible 12.
In the 2-defeats, Brighton were simply the better team in both games, yet couldn’t match the performance with the result. Graham Potter’s Seagulls have 26-points from 26-fixtures played, the same as Newcastle and 3-points more than Fulham, who sit in the final relegation place.
After this fixture against Leicester, there’s a trip to St Mary’s, plus a visit from Newcastle to the Amex, 3-vital games that could define Harry’s season.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored a wonderful goal against Burnley on Wednesday. The ball dropped over the striker’s shoulder and within one move, shot past a helpless Clarets stopper.
Kasper Schmeichel had conceded a goal earlier to give Burnley the advantage but Kelechi’s individual brilliance, 10-minutes before the break, earned Leicester a point from a draw by a 1-1 scoreline.
What would have irked Brendan is that unbeknown to the Foxes, Manchester United failed to win too, so a victory against Burnley would have seen Leicester leapfrog United into 2nd-place.
Brendan’s Wonderful’s remain 3rd in the table, with 50-points, 1-less than Ole’s Trollies and 3-more than Chelsea who sit 4th, after their victory against Liverpool late on Thursday.
All the teams in the Top-4, have completed 27-fixtures, with Everton in 5th and West Ham in 6th, having played a game less, so both have a chance of leapfrogging Chelsea back into the Champions League place.
Rod Stewart is nowhere to be found, presumed, missing in action, after his beloved Green and White Hoops are just 1-game away from relinquishing the Scottish Pub League title, having won it for the past 9-seasons.
Steven Gerrard’s Rangers beat Livingston (who?) on Wednesday, scoring in the 87th-minute to give the Ger’s the victory by a 1-0 scoreline.
The Rangers sit at the summit with 85-points, 18-more than Rod’s Celtic, both with 7-games to play.
Stevie G’s Teddy Bears play on Saturday against St Mirren (who?) at Ibrox and if an expected victory is achieved, (Rangers have won every one of their 15-home fixtures up to now) it would mean that the SPL title would be confirmed on Sunday if Celtic fail to beat Dundee United (who?)
Rangers then take on Celtic, in the next match, at Celtic Park, on the 21st of March, so could, in theory, have the title handed to them, at the home of the current Champions and the fiercest of rivals.
That won’t go down well in the Green side of Glasgow with the cardboard Celts in attendance to watch the changing of the guard. Lennon was seen in Rod’s big garden, looking for a bone, with a grin on his face, barking out, ‘He’s Celtic, United but Brendan has decided that Leicester is the best place to be’
Three 1st-half goals from the James’s of Leicester gave Brendan’s Wonderful’s the victory over Harry’s Seagulls, at the King Power.
James Maddison scored in the 27th and 44th-minute, with Jamie Vardy scoring in between the Mad’s strikes, to give the Foxes a victory by a 3-0 scoreline.
Bet 365 offer Brighton at 31/20, the draw at 9/4 and 9/5 for Leicester to come away with all 3-points.
Bet 365 offer 11/2 that Brighton Score a Penalty and 13/10 that Jamie Vardy Scores Anytime.
WEST BROM v NEWCASTLE
Amazon Prime 12.00 in England
West Brom lost in midweek, with the real winners being Newcastle, who didn’t play. The Baggies succumbed to a defeat against Everton at The Hawthorns, by a 1-0 scoreline, the goal conceded, midway through the 2nd-half.
West Brom thought they had equalised in the dying seconds but the dreaded ruled out Mbaye Diagne’s goal for offside.
The relegation places remain the same, Sheffield United bottom with 14-points, West Brom 2nd-bottom, or 19th with 17-points and Fulham 3rd-bottom, or 18th with 23. All chasing Newcastle, who have 26-points but significantly, from 26-games, not the 27, the bottom-3 have completed.
It’s worth adding that Brighton have 26-points too, also from 26-games but with a better goal-difference and Burnley have 29, from 27, so all could be in the relegation mix, come the business end of the season.
As mentioned, Newcastle got the midweek off, giving the Magpies a full 8-days to prepare for this important fixture at The Hawthorns.
Nine-points are separating the 2-teams, so a defeat would obviously cut that gap to 6, which would give Big Sam hope of catching Big Steve.
Newcastle earned a great point from a draw by a 1-1 scoreline last Saturday but did lose Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin in the process, who are added to the injury list, that the influential Callum Wilson is on, which is putting a dampener on performances.
The Newcastle captain, Jamaal Lascelles scored after the break against Wolves, who were on level terms 19-minutes later.
With no further goals, a point was added to the Magpies tally, giving them 26, the same as Brighton, from 26-fixtures played, both just 3-points above Fulham sat in the drop-zone.
Miguel Almiron scored after 1-minute, to put Newcastle in front back in December.
After the break, Darnall Furlong equalised for Slaven Bilic’s Baggies, however, after coming on as a substitute, Dwight Gayle scored the winner for Steve Bruce’s Magpies to get the victory by a 2-1 scoreline.
Bet 365 offer West Brom at 7/5, the draw at 9/4 and 2/1 for Newcastle to come away with all 3-points.
Bet 365 offer 11/2 that Karlan Ahearne-Grant Scores First and 11/5 that there are Under 1.5 Goals.
LIVERPOOL v FULHAM
Sky Sports 14.00 in England
Relegation-threatened Liverpool, lost again on Thursday, succumbing to a defeat by a 1-0 scoreline, against Chelsea, a staggering 5th-home defeat in succession.
Jurgen’s Reds went 68-games unbeaten at Anfield, now the defeats are becoming laughable, especially on the Blue half of Merseyside. It’s the 16th of December 2020, against Tottenham, that Liverpool last won at home, 7-games in all competitions.
Chelsea scored just before the break on Thursday and with no further goals, Jurgen’s Reds suffered the defeat that leaves the current Premier League Champions, 7th in the table, with 43-points from 27-fixtures.
What will annoy the Red faithful is the Blue half of the City, Everton, are 2-places higher, have 3-points more and a game in hand over Liverpool. Rest In Peace Ian St John.
Fulham were on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline on Thursday, suffering a defeat against Tottenham at Craven Cottage.
Abdul-Nasir Adarabioyo was unfortunately credited with the own-goal after Dele Alli looked as if it was his. Abdul would no doubt, want to give Dele the goal.
Fulham did trouble Spurs in the 2nd-half, scoring what looked like an equaliser but the dreaded VAR ruled that the ball had struck Josh Maja’s arm, thus, automatically ruling out the goal.
Scott’s Boys remain in the drop-zone, with 23-points, 3, behind both Newcastle and Brighton but have played a game more than the Magpies. The Cottagers final game of this campaign is against Newcastle.
Fulham earned a well-deserved point when these two met in Game Week-12. Bobby Decordova-Reid put the Cottagers in front in the 1st-half. After the break, Mo Salah converted a penalty to give Liverpool a share of the points, from a draw by a 1-1 scoreline.
Bet 365 offer Liverpool at Odds On 1/4, the draw at 21/4 and 10/1 for Fulham to come away with all 3-points.
Bet 365 offer 2/1 that Mo Salah Scores Two Plus Goals and 6/5 that Liverpool Win To Nil.
MAN CITY v MANCHESTER UNITED
Sky Sports 16.30 in England
Man City gained their 21st-victory in succession, the 15th in the Premier League, comfortably beating Wolves, at the Etihad on Tuesday, by a 4-1 scoreline.
After brilliant wing play from Riyad Mahrez, a Wolves defender turned the ball past his own ‘keeper in the 15th-minute to give Pep’s Blues the lead. In truth, Raheem Sterling was waiting to tap home, if Leander Dendoncker had not got in the way.
Nuno’s Gold and Blacks equalised midway through the 2nd-half but the parity didn’t last long, with goals from Riyad and 2, from Gabriel Jesus, giving Man City the victory to continue the winning run.
Pep’s High Flyers sit proudly at the top of the table with 65-points, from 27-fixtures now completed, a massive 12-points more than today’s opponents from the Red half of Manchester.
Although City did concede a goal, the mantra regarding John Stones was intact as the Barnsley Stone didn’t play against Wolves, being an unused substitute, given the night off by Mr Guardiola.
A lot of the top bosses have been crying about not being able to use 5-substitutes, with the Premier League, rightly sticking to the traditional 3.
Pep used one on Tuesday, giving Ilkay Gundogan (tra-la-la-la-lar!) the final 10-minutes, leaving the rest of the talent, warming the bench, to just warm the bench.
Manchester United, failed to win again, this time against a struggling Crystal Palace side, who can’t compete without Wilfried Zaha, yet competed adequately against Ole’s Zebras.
The drab 0-0 draw still maintains United’s 2nd-place, with 51-points, a point more than Leicester who only managed a draw themselves. Ole’s Trollies are now a massive 14-points behind today’s host.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who firstly, it as to be pointed out that John Newsome is still a fan but is fast becoming impatient with the same old, same old tactics, has stated that the fact his players have won once in 5-games and failed to score in the last 3, albeit, not conceding either, is because the players are ‘fatigued’, meaning ‘tired.’
OGS has started 18-different players over the last 5-games, 1 of the games being the 2nd-leg tie against Real Sociedad, that United were up by 4-away goals, to nil, from the 1st-leg.
A pool of 18-players, with only 3 of the players, starting all of the 5-games. A pool of 18-players at the biggest club in the world.
John Newsome has been called many a name over the years, one being ‘boring’ but this EveryTip contributor is becoming boring about the fact that Ole continues to pick Fred when there is no real evidence to suggest that Fred is enhancing Manchester United.
Fred has played in the last 10-United fixtures, 9 as a starter and 1, as a replacement for Paul Pogba in the 39th-minute, when PP got injured.
Ole’s Wheels have drawn 7 of those fixtures, 5 of them by a 0-0 scoreline, granted, 3 have been victories and in the interest of fairness, which is what EveryTip promotes, Fred didn’t play in the defeat against Sheffield United.
In the last 7-fixtures, since Paul Pogba got injured in the 3-3 draw against Everton, United have drawn 5, with 4-being a 0-0 scoreline. That may tell a story in itself, that Ole’s Zebras are missing Paul.
Going back to the ‘fatigue’ factor, that Ole alledges, if John Newsome is wrong about Fred (he’s not by the way!) but if, for argument’s sake John is, why hasn’t Mr Solskjaer given Fred a rest and picked A.N. Other, to try a different option to one that clearly isn’t working.
If Fred is watched closely, then it’s clearly apparent that the lad doesn’t bring anything to the Manchester United party and doesn’t create anything for the front men, hence United not scoring.
The Noisy Neighbours across the way, don’t appear to be ‘fatigued’. It looks as if United are missing Paul Pogba and that if teams shut down Bruno Fernandes, no other options are available, going forward. Pep will know this too!
As stated in previous columns, this is not a personal dig at young Fred, the Brazilian appears a decent kid, it’s purely based on Footballing ability and the fact, United are struggling and are in a false position of 2nd-in the table, purely by chance and not because of Fred.
The chance being, Liverpool are rubbish, Chelsea are rubbish, Leicester are rubbish and Man City are far and away from the best team in the division. Don’t expect many United goals this Sunday. Nil-nil was the score at Old Trafford, enough said.
Manchester United simply can’t score against any of the other 5-teams in the supposed Top Six. There’s a reason for this, that will again be evident come Sunday at 16.30.
Ole will pick Fred. Enough said!
Bet 365 offer Man City at Odds On 8/15, the draw at 10/3 and 5/1 for Manchester United to come away with all 3-points.
Bet 365 offer 13/8 that City Win To Nil and 7/4 that there are Over 3.5 Goals.
TOTTENHAM v CRYSTAL PALACE
Sky Sports 19.15 in England
It’s been mentioned over the past few weeks, in this column, that Tottenham are a better side with Gareth Bale and Dele Alli in the team. On Thursday, Jose Mourinho started GB and DA along with Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane, Dele’s first start since the opening day of the season.
It’s taken Dracula, 25-completed Premier League fixtures to realise, that when Harry, Son, Gareth and Dele, the Tottenham-4, start, the 4, will enhance any side, not just Spurs when a Numpty from Barnsley knew, 25-games ago.
In the previous game against Burnley, Spurs blitzed the Clarets with 3 of the Tottenham 4, starting.
With all of the T-4s starting, Jose’s LilyWhites ran riot, in the 1st-half, against Fulham, Dele Alli scoring, which was immediately taken off the lad and given as an OG.
Fulham rallied after the break but Tottenham held on for the victory, beating the Cottagers by a 1-0 scoreline, with the 4-top players all having decent games and all hoping to start against Palace.
Spurs sit 8th, with 42-points, a point behind the current Champions Liverpool but Tottenham have only played 26-fixtures, not the 27, others around them have. Jose Mourinho won’t have given up on a top-4 finish just yet, however, Chelsea, currently in the final spot, have 5-points more than ex-boss Dracula.
Crystal Palace put in a resilient display in the fog of Selhurst Park on Wednesday, gaining a great point, from a drab draw by a 0-0 scoreline.
Roy Hodgson was still without the services of Wilfried Zaha but is drilling into his players, not to concede any goals to at least gain a point, if the Eagles themselves don’t score.
Crystal Palace did a smash and grab raid on Brighton the previous Monday, somehow gaining a victory after only kicking the ball twice in the Seagulls penalty area.
Last Saturday, Roy’s Boys earned a point from a 0-0 draw against Fulham. So from the last 3-Premier League fixtures, a Zaha-less Palace have gained 5-points from a possible 9.
A lot has been said about Roy Hodgson over the years, some positive and some negative but Roy certainly knows what he is doing, in gaining a result when an adversarial situation is at work. Respect Roy!
Crystal Palace sit in 13th-place in the table, with 34-points from 27-fixtures. Don’t expect many goals today. At Selhurst Park in December, the game finished in a draw by a 1-1 scoreline.
In the final fixture of the protracted 2019/20 season, which finished in July, the game finished in a draw by a 1-1 scoreline.
In December, Harry Kane scored in the 1st-half to give Tottenham the lead. Jeffrey Schlupp equalised in the 2nd-half to give Roy’s Boys a share of the points.
In July, Harry Kane scored in the 1st-half to give Tottenham the lead. Guess who scored in the 2nd-half to give Roy’s Boys a share of the points? That’s correct, Jeffrey Schlupp.
Bet 365 offer Tottenham at Odds On 9/20, the draw at 7/2 and 6/1 for Crystal Palace to come away with all 3-points.
Bet 365 offer 2/1 that Harry Kane Scores First and 5/4 that Tottenham Score in Both Halves.
CHELSEA v EVERTON
BT Sport 18.00 in England
Chelsea got a great away-night victory by a 1-0 scoreline on Thursday to maintain Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten start.
Mason Mount scored just before the break at Anfield to give the Blues the win against Jurgen’s Reds, That’s 10-games without a defeat in all competitions for Thomas and his Blue Engines, 5-Premier League wins, 3-Premier League draws, an FA Cup win and a Champions League Last-16 (1st-leg) win.
Chelsea jump up to 4th in the table, with 47-points from 27-games, a point and a place more than today’s opponents, who along with West Ham, have only played 26-times. As always though, it’s considered better to have the points on the board than the games in hand.
Everton gained a professional victory by a 1-0 scoreline, away at The Hawthorns on Wednesday with 2-old timers, Carlo and Sam going head-to-head, the Italian coming out on top.
This was Everton’s 2nd-victory in the space of 3-days having beaten Southampton on Monday by the same 1-0 scoreline. It was mooted years ago that if Sam Allardyce was called Sam Allardychio, then the Big lad would command more respect and land a big job.
Maybe, maybe not, however, Carlo Ancelotti commands respect because the true Italian has won the Big Daddy trophies, such as the Champions League 3-times and the World Club Cup, twice, with 2-clubs, AC Milan and Real Madrid.
Carlo was also a fine player, winning the Champions League as a player too, plus playing in the World Cup for the hosts Italy in 1990. Mr Allardychio has won a couple of Manager of the Months and kept a few teams in the Premier League.
Richarlison, as the Brazilian did on Monday against Southampton, scored the solitary winning goal against West Brom on Wednesday, which took the Toffees up to 5th in the table, with 46-points, from 26-fixtures.
Today’s hosts, Chelsea sit 4th, with 47-points, so this truly is a 6-pointer, with the winners taking the final Champions League spot.
Thomas Tuchel’s men have played a game more, so the ex-Chelsea gaffer will feel his current chargers can make the Champions League places and allow the Italian to win a 4th-Top European crown. Respect Mr Ancelotti.
A Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty after 22-minutes was the difference between the two, at Goodison Park in December, giving ex-Chelsea boss, Carlo Ancelotti a victory over ex-Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard by a 1-0 scoreline.
Bet 365 offer Chelsea at Odds On 11/20, the draw at 3/1 and 11/2 for Everton to come away with all 3-points.
Bet 365 offer 3/1 that Jorginho Scores Anytime and 12/5 that Dominic Calvert-Lewin Scores Anytime.
WEST HAM v LEEDS UNITED
Sky Sports 20.00 in England
Both these two got the midweek off, with both having 9-days since their last Premier League game.
After 2-consecutive victories, the Hammers suffered a defeat, last time out, however, whilst David Moyes won’t agree, the loss against Man City wasn’t a surprise and should be just parked as everyone is losing against Pep’s High Flying City at the moment.
Michail Antonio equalised an earlier Man City goal to take both teams in level at the break.
Unfortunately for the Bubbles, West Ham conceded another in the 2nd-half to succumb to the defeat by a 2-1 scoreline.
West Ham, with 45-points, drop a couple of places to 6th, after the midweek fixtures, with Chelsea able to capitalise on the Hammers not playing, going 4th, with 47-points, after the victory against Liverpool on Thursday.
As David Moyes Boys didn’t play in the midweek fixtures, the Hammers now have a game in hand on all around them, having only played 26-times.
Leeds United didn’t play in midweek either and like today’s opponents, suffered a defeat last time out, which will be 9-days ago, come the kick-off of this Monday Night Football.
Aston Villa were the latest to inflict a defeat by a 1-0 scoreline, on Marcelo’s Whites, who’s results in the last 17-fixtures read, L W L L W L W W L L W W L W L L W. Not one D on the horizon which means Marcelo Bielsa goes all out for the victory. Twenty-four points from a possible 51.
Compare that to Fulham’s last 17-fixtures, 16-points from the 51 on offer, 2-victories and 10-draws, with 5-defeats. Leeds have 9-defeats, Fulham have 5, yet Marcelo’s Whites have 8-points more because Leeds United go for the victory not settle for a draw.
If Fulham survive, Scott will feel justified, however, Leeds United have survived and will be playing Premier League football, hopefully at a rammed to the rafters Elland Rd, with the faithful singing the ditty, ‘Marching On Together!’
At Elland Rd, back in December, Mateusz Klich converted a penalty to give the home side an early lead. That lead didn’t last long with Tomas Soucek equalising midway through the 1st-half.
Angelo Ogbonna scored with 10-minutes remaining to give West Ham the victory by a 2-1 scoreline.
Bet 365 offer West Ham at 21/20, the draw at 13/5 and 5/2 for Leeds United to come away with all 3-points.
Bet 365 offer 2/1 that Jesse Lingard Scores Anytime and 13/8 that there are Over 3.5 Goals.
MAN CITY v SOUTHAMPTON
Sky Sports 18.00 in England
Pep’s High Flying City will still be Top of the Pops come Wednesday with Wreck-It Ralph’s Saints hovering above the relegation places.
This reverse fixture at St Mary’s, took place, a week before Christmas, with Raheem Sterling scoring the solitary winning goal in the victory by a 1-0 scoreline, giving Pep’s Blues and the Citizens an early Christmas present. A great name for a band too!
Bet 365 offer Man City at massive Odds On 1/5, the draw at 6/1 and 10/1 for Southampton to come away with all 3-points.
Bet 365 offer 10/1 that John Stones Scores Anytime and 21/20 that City Win To Nil.
Ex-professional footballer known affectionately as The Beast, Jon Parkin, continues to give his predictions for Game Week-27 and the single Game Week-33 fixture.
Burnley 0 v Arsenal 2
Sheffield United 0 v Southampton 2
Aston Villa 1 v Wolves 1
Brighton 1 v Leicester 2
West Brom 1 v Newcastle 0
Liverpool 3 v Fulham 1
Man City 3 v Manchester United 1
Tottenham 2 v Crystal Palace 0
Chelsea 1 v Everton 2
West Ham 2 v Leeds United 1
Man City 3 v Southampton 0
JP had 3-Correct Results from the 7-Midweek Fixtures but no correct scores.
John Newsome had 3-Correct Results too but significantly with 1 Correct Score.